Consumer Sensory Panels

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Consumer sensory tests are growing in prevalence in the meat science discipline with an attempt to identify and quantify constantly evolving consumer trends and niche markets. Basically, there are two types of consumer sensory tests: the acceptance test and the preference test. Data collection essentially can be categorized as questioning or observation. Both methods will allow for primary data to be collected from the consumer. A primary step in establishing a consumer sensory panel is to identify the market for the product being tested. In determining the location in which testing will take place, the researcher essentially must choose among three: in the laboratory, in a designated public venue, or in the consumers' own home. When conducting consumer sensory panels using meat products, it is critical to keep two factors under control: uniformity and safety. This edition first published 2013

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Science of Meat Quality
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780813815435
StatePublished - Apr 11 2013


  • Acceptance test
  • Consumer sensory panels
  • Meat products
  • Preference test


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